Discover 5 High Impact Strategies For Managing A Remarkable Job Search.Ppt

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The good news is that despite the stress of job loss and unemployment, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation and maintain your spirits.

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  • I may or may not share anything with you today that you would consider “EARTH SHATTERING.” However, what I hope to do is … challenge you to maintain a positive outlook on your job search so that you remain engaged and encouraged in the process.
  • You can’t control how quickly a potential employer calls you back or whether or not they decide to hire you. Rather than wasting your precious energy on things that are out of your hands, turn your attention to things you can control during your unemployment,, such as writing a great cover letter and resume tailored to the company you want to work for and setting up meetings with your networking contacts. The good news is that despite the stress of job loss and unemployment, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation and maintain your spirits.
  • EXERCISE: 60 seconds … write down what you believe to be true about your job search
  • You can’t control how quickly a potential employer calls you back or whether or not they decide to hire you. Rather than wasting your precious energy on things that are out of your hands, turn your attention to things you can control during your unemployment,, such as writing a great cover letter and resume tailored to the company you want to work for and setting up meetings with your networking contacts. The good news is that despite the stress of job loss and unemployment, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation and maintain your spirits.
  • A wise man once said that we must guard our thoughts or we are like a house without doors and windows.We choose the things we believe in – just like we chose what clothes to put on before coming to this event. Many of our beliefs may be unconscious beliefs and we may not even know the why and when we adopted that belief. We we have the ability to choose. Oftentimes what we believe is not even based on “the truth” … it is based on “our perceived truth”Since you have the ability to choose your beliefs, you have the ability to adopt new beliefs that serve you better. AffirmationsJournalingVisualization It’s about removing or reducingthe mental interference that impacts flow and performance
  • EXERCISE: What do you think of when I say Walmart? … Burger King … Mercedes Benz … Nordstroms … YOU!
  • EXERCISE: What sets you apart from others in your field?What do you do better than others?What promise of value, benefit, or service will deliver?What do you want to be known for?
  • Manage your online identity – According to the 2011 Social Recruiting Survey, 89% of US companies will use social networks for recruitingIn December 2009, research commissioned by Microsoft found that 79% of U.S. hiring managers and job recruiters reviewed online information about potential job candidatesPLAN IT – Great communicators craft and design their message. There is no room to wing it. Your opening is where your audience formulates and settles into their impressions of you. KEEP IT SIMPLE -- Average American sees 3,000 advertising messages per dayForgetting Curve –classic memory study by Hermann Ebbinghaus which tells us people forget …40% by end of the meeting60% by end of day90% by end of weekBE CONSISTENT -- Don’t minimize your brandTo develop a strong and resilient career, it is important to know what makes you remarkable THEN: Look for ways to reinforce that branding message throughout your job search (marketing, social medial, follow up)
  • What are the objectives of an interview?Do you have the skills to successfully do the jobAre you motivated to do the jobAre you a good fit for the organization’s cultureKnow the rules of the game and PREPARE – why type of interview (HR, HM, panel, serial)Realize you are being judged as soon as you arrive – Always maintain your professional composure (i.e., parking lot, lobby, interview, interaction with others) First 3 minutes of the interview is the most critical – Stand, sit, walk like you belong. Remember to make eye contact and smile. Offer a firm handshake; Focus on your communication and image. Engaged participant – What are this job’s current challengesWhat specific skills or qualities are necessary to succeed If you hire me, what projects would you like me to complete within the first 3 months?Is there anything that would keep you from offering me this job?
  • EXERCISE: What do you think of when I say Walmart? … Burger King … Mercedes Benz … Nordstroms … YOU!
  • Whirlwind = Energy, Time, Attention required to maintain the job search.Can sabotage your energy, motivation, and progressGoals = critical strategies for moving your job search forward To stay on track with your job search, and to prevent being consumed with the day-to-day whirlwind of a job search, it is important to set monthly, weekly, and daily goals. The “whirlwind” is the energy, time, and attention required simply to maintain the job search. It is the “whirlwind” that can sabotage your energy, motivation, and progress of your job search. Your goals, however, are the critical strategies that keep your job search moving forward. Identify specific goals you need to accomplish for the month. Break those down into a weekly schedule and then daily tasks. Schedule your job search efforts and then honor that commitment.
  • Creating focus … the one thing you could take action on so you don’t have to hear it again in a few weeks … or the next presentation you attend.
  • StrengthsBUILDERS LLC is an executive coaching and training firm providing a strengths-based, results-driven approach to Executive Coaching, Performance Management Coaching, Leadership Development & Training. Our coaching and training programs are designed to Educate, Equip, and Empower strong leaders and teams so they consistently bring their best to work every day.
  • StrengthsBUILDERS LLC is an executive coaching and training firm providing a strengths-based, results-driven approach to Executive Coaching, Performance Management Coaching, Leadership Development & Training. Our coaching and training programs are designed to Educate, Equip, and Empower strong leaders and teams so they consistently bring their best to work every day.
  • Discover 5 High Impact Strategies For Managing A Remarkable Job Search.Ppt

    1. 1. 5 High-Impact Strategies to Manage a Remarkable Job Search!<br />Valerie Plis<br />Master Certified Executive/Career Coach<br />Certified Strengths Coach<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    2. 2. Dealing with the loss of … <br />CONTROL<br />Everyone has a preferred level of control that makes them feel comfortable.<br />People who feel they have no control over areas of life are much more likely to endure chronic stress and depression … resulting in performance deficits and helpless behavior.<br />Decisive action tames fear<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    3. 3. Manage your<br /> mental programming<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    4. 4. #1 - Manage Your Mental Programming<br />Most people speak lack, poverty, inadequacy, doubt, and fear. <br />Be careful about the vocabulary you use because every word thought, spoken, or written constitutes programming (instructions) to your subconscious mind. <br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    5. 5. #1 - Manage Your Mental Programming<br />Guard your thoughts<br />Examine beliefs – How does believing this serve my purpose?<br />Adopt new beliefs – What do I need to believe to move forward?<br />Surround yourself with positive people <br />Commit to positive activities<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    6. 6. Manage your<br />BRAND<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    7. 7. #2 - Manage Your Brand<br />Personal branding is the art of influencing and shaping what other people think of you. <br />BENEFITS<br />Having a strong career brand in which you will be known and remembered is critical to a thriving career<br />Your brand message tells a prospective employer what you bring to the table and how they benefit from hiring you<br />It tells an employer what kind of perform-ance they can expect if they hire you<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    8. 8. #2 - Manage Your Brand<br />Not having a branding message – is a message<br />Lack of a strong message can result in a protracted job search<br />Manage your online identity<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    9. 9. Manage THE INTERVIEW<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    10. 10. #3 - Manage the Interview<br />Know the rules of the game and PREPARE<br />First 3 minutes of the interview are the most critical <br />Reinforce branding message <br />Answer questions through compelling work experience stories<br />Prepare answers to tough questions (in advance)<br />Be an engaged participant<br />Manage the non-verbal messages<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    11. 11. Manage THE<br />FOLLOW UP<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    12. 12. #4 - Manage the Follow Up<br />Reinforce your brand<br />Follow up 5 – 7 business days after submitting your resume<br />Follow up 3 business days after a targeted letter<br />Follow up 24 hours prior to the interview<br />True networking is what happens the days/weeks after a connection<br />Take ownership to connecting with employers and networking contacts<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    13. 13. Manage YOUR<br />TIME<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    14. 14. #5 - Manage Your Time<br />Minimize the whirlwind and focus on the goals<br />Identify specific goals for the month<br />Break those down into a weekly schedule<br />Identify daily tasks<br />Advance schedule your efforts<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    15. 15. SUMMARY<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    16. 16. ONE THING<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    17. 17. ABOUT StrengthsBUILDERS LLC<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/valerieplis*
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    19. 19. Twitter – http://Twitter.com/ValeriePlis</li></ul>Remarkable Leadership/Executive Coaching<br />StrongTEAMS Development & Coaching<br />Strengths-Based Career Coaching<br />Presentation available at ___________________________<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />
    20. 20. GIVE-A-WAYS<br />Access to online presentation<br />Remarkable YOU Personal Branding Exercise<br />StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment<br />VIA Character Assessment<br />2-Months FREE Access to the Remarkable Leadership Learning System<br />
    21. 21. ABOUT StrengthsBUILDERS LLC<br /><ul><li>LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/valerieplis*
    22. 22. Facebook – www.facebook.com/StrengthsBuilders
    23. 23. Twitter – http://Twitter.com/ValeriePlis</li></ul>Remarkable Leadership/Executive Coaching<br />StrongTEAMS Development & Coaching<br />Strengths-Based Career Coaching<br />Presentation available at ___________________________<br />2011© StrengthsBuilders LLC All Rights Reserved. <br />

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